Ed Cooke (American football)

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Ed Cooke
No. 86, 80, 85, 82
Position: Defensive end, linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1935-05-03) May 3, 1935 (age 83)
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
Career information
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 1958  / Round: 3 / Pick: 29
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started: 117 - 25
Interceptions: 7
Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Edward Grey Cooke (born May 3, 1935) is a retired American football defensive end and linebacker who played in both the National Football League and the American Football League. In 1966, with the AFL's Miami Dolphins, he was selected to the AFL All-Star Team. He played college football at Maryland and was drafted in the third round of the 1958 NFL Draft.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Defensive end defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football

Defensive end (DE) is a defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football.

Linebacker defensive position in American football

A linebacker is a playing position in American football and Canadian football. Linebackers are members of the defensive team, and line up approximately three to five yards behind the line of scrimmage, behind the defensive linemen, and therefore "back up the line". Linebackers generally align themselves before the ball is snapped by standing upright in a "two-point stance".

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